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International School of Surgery

As one of the largest and oldest surgical organisations worldwide, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh's International School of Surgery (ISS) aims to coordinate and develop the College's wide-stretching portfolio of international activities, as well as to engage more effectively with its growing membership and partner organisations around the world.

Proud of being a truly global College - with a membership of over to 23,000 Fellow, Members and Affiliates in over 100 countries worldwide - the aim of the ISS is to brings together the College's wide range of international activities, events, courses and exams.

The ISS is dedicated to developing and delivering new international opportunities for the College's Fellows, Members and Affiliates, and to support our international membership through a combination of online and locally-delivered activities.

As well as the development and engagement of a growing RCSEd International Surgical Advisor Network, the ISS offers educational support for surgeons and dental professionals throughout their careers, from training and beyond, by providing opportunities for continuing professional development with the College.

To find out more about International School of Surgery visit the ISS website.


 Up-coming International Events


22nd Asian Congress of Surgery

Kuala Lumpur

2-4 August 2019


The Asian Congress of Surgery is a key event for the surgical community in the ASEAN region, with an attendance list of key stakeholders from institutions across the region. The theme of this year’s congress is “Unlocking the Secrets of Asian Surgery”.

The event will be attended by our President, Honorary Secretary, and the immediate Past President. All of whom will be delivering presentations at various points during the programme.

The International Office will be exhibiting at the event, meeting international members and educating the audience on activities of the College in the ASEAN region.



An Afternoon with Dr. Sarah Manton

Kuala Lumpur

16 August 2019

Join Dr. Sarah Manton at the RCSEd International Office from 2.30-5pm. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss the College and Faculty's activities, along with current projects and future plans in Malaysia and in the wider ASEAN region. The event is free to attend, to reserve your place email malaysia@rcsed.ac.uk



Inaugural Aortic Symposium

Kuala Lumpur

22 September 2019 

In partnership with the Malaysian Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (MATCVS), RCSEd will host the first of its kind Aortic Surgery Symposium on 22 September. The College is sponsoring the Key Speaker’s attendance and the International Office will be exhibiting on the day.  

Guest Speakers:

Professor Tirone David

Professor Lizhong Sun

Contact Mr Geoff Tsang for further details  Geoff.tsang@uhs.nhs.uk and view our Cardiothoracic webinars here



Career Day

Kuala Lumpur

25 September 2019

The RCSEd Careers Day will provide a full introduction about our International Office in Kuala Lumpur, the activity that happens and how the College can support International Medical Students. The day will cover session on Parallel Pathways to Specialisation, Career Pathways, Preparing a CV, and focus job scopes and prospects. 



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